Josh Wise


80 games reviewed
68.6 average score
70 median score
65.0% of games recommended
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Aug 31, 2022

The Last of Us Part I is a beautiful thing to behold, honouring your recollection by surpassing it.

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4 / 10 - Saints Row
Aug 22, 2022

Indeed, there remains about Saints Row the air of a slightly desperate brainstorming session.

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8 / 10 - Stray
Jul 21, 2022

This is where Stray succeeds. It offers us delectable opportunities to act out the behaviour that so bewilders us, in very celebration of that bewilderment.

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4 / 10 - The Quarry
Jun 18, 2022

Far more damning is the fact that The Quarry, though happily thronged with beasts, is barren of scares.

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7 / 10 - Trek to Yomi
May 9, 2022

Not that this is something that has to be endured. The underworld may be outglowed by the freaky fogs above, but so what?

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There just isn’t enough juice in the combat, the cover shooting, or the endless hoovering of collectibles.

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8 / 10 - NORCO
Apr 5, 2022

What saves Norco is that the visions on offer belong as much to the imagined as the troublingly real.

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8 / 10 - Weird West
Mar 31, 2022

You can sense, in Weird West, a developer both returning to his obsessions and toiling on a fresh frontier.

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8 / 10 - Tunic
Mar 24, 2022

And yet, despite its obvious muses, Tunic manages to rise above mere flattery, by paying deeper homage to the medium itself.

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Mar 21, 2022

Most potent of all, there is a strain of urban fear running through its design—not of monsters but of the city itself as an isolating entity, rendering you unreachable.

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10 / 10 - Gran Turismo 7
Mar 4, 2022

Polyphony has delivered an airtight flight from the everyday, rich in escape yet rooted in anything but fantasy.

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Feb 28, 2022

If only Dalcò, rather than honouring his heroine by smothering her search for truth in confounding gloom, had abided by her love of illumination.

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9 / 10 - Elden Ring
Feb 23, 2022

There are no other dynamics quite like it in games; they acquaint us with an array of miseries and charge us money for the privilege.

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Feb 14, 2022

With Horizon Forbidden West, Guerilla is armed with the grunt of the PlayStation 5, and we get not just a catalogue of alluring tones but a richer palette of ideas.

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8 / 10 - Sifu
Feb 8, 2022

The coup of Sifu is that this process mirrors that of the hero; I was continually tempted to ditch my progress and start afresh, furnished with new knowledge at the expense of a little more life.

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Feb 3, 2022

Whether OlliOlli World charms you or chafes at your patience will depend on your appetite for such whimsy.

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Feb 2, 2022

Indeed, if, like me, you have a weakness for the zombie-hued, and for the sway and flail of first-person platforming, then Dying Light 2 is easy to recommend.

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More than any other studio, Ubisoft is willing to mutate its existing IPs until they scarcely resemble what they once were.

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8 / 10 - Solar Ash
Dec 10, 2021

Where Solar Ash goes from an intriguing ambient platformer to one of the year’s most fascinating releases is in its fixation on living as an act of being stuck.

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8 / 10 - Halo Infinite
Dec 6, 2021

But it is, right now, where 343 has succeeded with Halo Infinite—where it has taken us full circle and where it is looking ahead. I will leave you with the words of Cortana: “This isn’t an end. It’s a chance to make amends. To rectify mistakes. And it starts here.”

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